[Bulk] Re: Soundcard with SPDIF input?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Wed Dec 18 02:00:19 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-12-17 at 19:31 -0500, grarpamp wrote:
> I would imagine the next step up is a prosumer card, so hundreds of
> dollars.

That depends on what is supported by FreeBSD. Good prosumer PCI Envy24
stereo cards coast at Ebay around 30,-€ only. Some of those cards are
good enough for some professional work.

I'm on Linux using a RME card, but if somebody mentions a driver, I
could boot to my unused FreeBSD install, take a look if the driver is
available without upgrading/compiling and test my TerraTec EWX 24/96
(30,-€ Envy24) cards SPDIF. On Linux I'm using those cards as MIDI
interfaces only, so I can't test the TTL/electric SPDIF, just the
directly available optical SPDIF.

Those cards for sure aren't professional cards, but they are at least
prosumer cards.

The OP might consider to use Linux instead of FreeBSD for audio.


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